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About the Cyber World
The Cyber World, or cyberspace, is more than just the Internet. It refers to an online environment where many participants are involved in social interactions and have the ability to affect and influence each other. People interact in cyberspace through the use of digital media. Examples of cyberspace interactions are: Create media, share media and consume media. Through Internet-based social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, people can remain connected to their loved ones (e.g. family and friends) and their larger community (e.g. distant relatives and ex-classmates), and even make new friends online.Click here to read more.
Characteristics of Cyberspace
When people are online, most of them engage in activities that leave a digital footprint. A digital footprint refers to all information found online about a person; it is either posted by that person or others, intentionally or unintentionally. This information leaves a permanent mark as it can be easily retraced, retrieved and passed on by others. The digital footprint can be used by potential employers and universities looking for information on their potential employees and students. The following infographic shows the characteristics of cyberspace and its impact: